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Hello Jesikah,
     I'm a newby to forums in general, but I love to hang out and look at all the other permies' comments, so I guess it's my turn. You must have spent a lot of time cultivating your imagination to have written a book your book. I find that my best ideas (or most hair-brained, if you ask my better half) come when I'm in the garden. When do you get your best ones? Also, I can't seem to write down anything I do in the garden that allows me to do anything like "scientific" study of what my results are. So right now I'm guessing which variety of winter squash I planted back in June is where. Does anybody know what color Blue Hubbard squash should be on the outside of its warty skin in early September in Northern New England? I THINK I have some blue hubbard, but I'm just not sure....
-Ellen from Davis Hill Farm
 
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Ellen Schwindt wrote:Hello Jesikah,
     I'm a newby to forums in general, but I love to hang out and look at all the other permies' comments, so I guess it's my turn. You must have spent a lot of time cultivating your imagination to have written a book your book. I find that my best ideas (or most hair-brained, if you ask my better half) come when I'm in the garden. When do you get your best ones? Also, I can't seem to write down anything I do in the garden that allows me to do anything like "scientific" study of what my results are. So right now I'm guessing which variety of winter squash I planted back in June is where. Does anybody know what color Blue Hubbard squash should be on the outside of its warty skin in early September in Northern New England? I THINK I have some blue hubbard, but I'm just not sure....
-Ellen from Davis Hill Farm



Hi Ellen

First *Googles Blue Hubbard Squash*  Oh wow . . . beautiful! I can't say that I have ever tried Blue Hubbard, but now my interest is piqued. Have you tried it before? If so, what does it taste like? And, what is your favorite squash recipe? I'm always on the lookout for new ones to add to my fall baking/cooking.

So, my ideas . . . well, I often retreat to the lush, moss-draped forests of the Cascade Mountains near where I live in Washington State. The magic of the forest speaks to me and spins story yarns inside in my mind, which my imagination later knits into a more textured image to work with. Second to the forest is most definitely a garden--the wilder, more natural-looking the better. And, yes, I spent the first ten years of my life gravely ill and hospitalized. My imagination was necessary for mental and emotional survival. Anne Shirley from Anne of Green Gables is my kindred spirit

Thanks for your questions and I hope a Permie has an answer for you!

Much appreciated,

Jesikah

 
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